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My Nars Makeup Collection, Wishlist & Giveaway

Over the past year I’ve had a little love affair with Nars. Although there’s still plenty of products from them on my wishlist (more on that at the end of this post) – I have quite a well rounded collection so far…

I recently wrote a comparison review of the Nars Radiant Creamy concealer and the Soft Matte Complete concealer here, in a nutshell I much prefer the Soft Matte Complete. It is incredibly pigmented offering amazing coverage, it doesn’t settle into any fine lines and lasts on the skin all day. The Radiant Creamy concealer isn’t necessarily bad, although I’ve found it can make my under eyes look flat and be quite drying, the soft matte almost has this luminosity to it that looks lovely on the skin.

In terms of foundation I have tried the Nars Sheer Glow but got rid of it as it just didn’t work for me. Being an oily skin gal I wanted to find a summer foundation that would keep me shine free throughout the day. The Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint is such a good base. Matte without clinging to any dry/ dehydrated areas this offers a light/ medium coverage with really impressive lasting power. Although, I wouldn’t say this is best for anyone with very dry skin as there has been the odd occasion it has clung to very dehydrated areas by the end of the day.

The limited edition Long Hot Summer palette is the only eyeshadow palette I own from Nars, although the shades are beautiful and the compact packaging makes it good for travel I’m not overly impressed with the quality of the eyeshadows. When it comes to eyeshadow I like something that’s pigmented and really packs a punch, I don’t find these shadows to be particularly soft which is such a shame. I definitely do get some use of it, it’s just not my fave. I hear a lot of people rave about their blushers, and I kind of wish I had one of their blusher palettes instead!

 (Iberico – The shade you could win!, Cruella, Train Bleu, Torres Del Paine, Yu, Descanso)

Along with the base products from Nars they have some cracking lip options too. The Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are among the few matte lipsticks I can bear to wear. My favourite shade is Cruella – a beautiful bold matte red perfect for Autumn, although I’m still a little scared wearing something so bold. Admittedly I have kind of neglected these over the past few months, but if you like a bold matte lip then the soft matte lip pencils are a must try. The Satin lip pencils are also a favourite of mine for the summer months. They are moisturising yet have a good colour pay off, they remind me of something between a lustre and creamsheen finish from MAC.


There are a couple of Nars products I have on my radar, which I’ll hopefully be adding to my collection over the next few months – mostly enabled by Cliona and Gemma…

Now, on to the giveaway! I actually have 2 of the same lip pencil which I definitely don’t need… So I thought it was about time I gave it a new home. To enter, just leave a comment on this post, I will be revealing the winner in a weeks time on my Instagram story (jodiemelissaxo) Good luck. Also, if you have any NARS product recommendations then please let me know, my birthday is coming up and I can definitely see a few NARS products creeepin’ on my wishlist…

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    June 7, 2017Reply

    Dear Jodie,lovely Blogpost! I LOVE your pictures, such agood quality ♥I hope I have anough luck to win this giveaway, because I love NARS:)I can recommend the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation and the Orgasm Blush ♥Xx


    June 7, 2017Reply

    Nars is on my wish list. I want to try their foundation and blush.

    Ella Jalley

    June 7, 2017Reply

    loved this post! i really need to try some Nars products, i've heard amazing things! x


    June 7, 2017Reply

    I love this your blog posts are literally amazing. Nars is one of my favourite brands and it's so so lovely that your doing a giveaway. My Instagram is Lifestyle.lizzy

    Leighanne sheila

    June 7, 2017Reply

    Awww lovely post hunni!! I have a few products from nars but i haven't tried them yet. Everyone talks about the orgasm blusher and i'm just not a blusher girl. I'd love to try the velvet matte lip pencils, they look so dreamy 🙂 xx

    Taylor Rene

    June 7, 2017Reply

    You have quite the collection, Jodie! And a giveaway! I am so excited! The velvet matte lip pencil is my favorite product by NARS! The color "Dragon Girl" looks amazing! It is a little bold but it is so beautiful for the Autumn- Spring months! Also their "Banc De Sable" highlighter they released for a limited time is FABULOUS! I wrote an entire review of it on my blog here if you want to read it! My instagram is 'sincerelytaylorxo' and my blog is "Sincerely, Taylor" or Love love love your blog girl and I can't believe this is my first time commenting on it! I'm always so nervous to leave comments. I hope you have a fabulous day love Sincerely, Taylor Rene

    Julia XX

    June 7, 2017Reply

    Hi Jodie!I've just had a little look through your blog and it is amazing!You are doing such a great job!Well done!I loved this blog post as I've never tried any Nars products before so it was interesting to read about some of their products.Wow,this giveaway is amazing!I'd love to try out one of Nars' lip pencils 🙂 I wish the best of luck to everybody 🙂


    June 7, 2017Reply

    I absolutely love their tinted moisturiser and totally agree with your review ���� Great job. It's my birthday soon aswel (June 15th).

    Michael James

    June 7, 2017Reply

    Would love to win this! mjamestribe19 at gmail dot com

    Roisin Giles

    June 7, 2017Reply

    Ahh Nars are such a dream brand to own! Their only product I've tried so far is the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation which I've used up & loved but I can't bear to part with the bottle until I buy another one – blogger hoarder! 🙂 On my list from NARS to buy is 'Rigel' Eyeshadow and of course, 'Laguna' Bronzer! –

    Melissa rva

    June 7, 2017Reply

    Hello ! The only product I have from Nars (and it is the only i have tried from Nars) is the radiant creamy concealer, I love it ! And now I really want to try the soft matte 🙂 On my wishlist we can also find : the velvet matte lip penciln the laguna bronzer, the nars sheer glow fondation and the Narissist unfiltered 2 🙂


    June 7, 2017Reply

    I can't believe I still haven't tried anything from Nars! Their base and lip products look especially good! xMaiya |

    Michelle Croft

    June 8, 2017Reply

    Great post! Your photos are amazing! They inspire me to improve mine some more!I have a couple of the Velvet Matte Lip Pencils and I LOVE them. They are so easy to apply and nice on. Have a fabulous day!Michelle | @shellie_belle_


    June 8, 2017Reply

    I've never tried anything from Nars, but I've always wanted to! The eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous, it's too bad that you don't love it ♥Amy xxLittle Moon Dragon

    The Makeup Directory

    June 8, 2017Reply

    Ah you have a lovely collection, I'm a huge fan of NARS as you know. It's a shame you didn't like some of the products though, I'm actually a really big fan of their eyeshadows but I know lots of people don't rate them. I definitely recommend their blushers so you should try them out!Lovely giveaway :)The Makeup Directory

    Sarah Lewis

    June 8, 2017Reply

    I'm quite new to NARS but I'm loving finding out about their products especially from another oily girl! I've recently discovered their light reflecting setting powder and it has done wonders for setting my makeup.

    Charlotte Lane

    June 9, 2017Reply

    Your flat lay is amazing Jodie, I love it! All of your photo's are always so gorgeous. I need to pop some NARS products on my makeup wishlist and hopefully finally purchase something, or at least kindly ask my family for something from there for Christmas (getting a bit ahead of myself I know!). I love the look of the blush palettes and those matte lip pencils look amazing – I think I would definitely purchase one of these first out of everything xoChar |

      Jodie Melissa

      June 15, 2017Reply

      Congratulations lovely you are the winner of my giveaway! If you could email me your address at I'll get the lip pencil sent out to you ASAP. Thank you for all of your support and reading my blog, it means a lot! xxx

      Charlotte Lane

      June 15, 2017Reply

      Thank you so much Jodie! I really appreciate it! I've just emailed you 🙂 You're welcome, your blog is one of my all time faves xo

    Victoria Louise

    June 9, 2017Reply

    Hi I really love the Laguna Bronzer by nars, even with my pale skin it really gives me a healthy, warm glow!

    Katherine L

    June 10, 2017Reply

    First, you take absolutely gorgeous photos! Second, the Nars blush in sex appeal is one of my favourites! Very subtle but melts into the skin during the day and looks incredible!

    Josiane Berube

    June 10, 2017Reply

    I've never tried anything from Nars but the lip pencils are looking amazing! 🙂


    June 10, 2017Reply

    I've always wanted Pasiphae from their dual intensity eye shadow collection! Something about it is so enticing, but I haven't been convinced that the $29 price tag is worth the plunge- I think I just need to buy it and find out.

    Chloe Harriet

    June 10, 2017Reply

    Oh this was such a detailed, helpful post, there are so many more Nars products I want to try! I love their foundation and eyeshadow duos 🙂 x

    Mandy Ferrugia

    June 10, 2017Reply

    I love Nars! They're one of my favorite high-end brands, and their Sheer Glow foundation is amazing.xx Mandy

    Salma Ummbaby

    June 11, 2017Reply

    Such a great post. I love NARS too and my wish list grows all the time from them. I actually had to give away my Matte Skin tint – I liked it but didn't love it whereas Sheer Glow is everything to me. xxxUmmBabyBeauty

    Emina Slezović

    June 14, 2017Reply

    Ahh,such a great post! I am such a big fan of NARS. You should try liquid version of Laguna bronzer,it's perfect for this summer. And Audacios lipsticks are amazing, especially shade Anna!Emina Slezovic , username on instagram is @eminaaslezovic


    June 25, 2017Reply

    If I could only use one makeup brand forever it would most likely be NARS! I'm yet to find a product from them that I don't like. I love the look of Yu, such a gorgeous lip colour for summer! xLelore

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